Monday, April 28, 2008


Paul Lamere, a researcher at Sun Labs, collects Freakomendations, which are wacky recommendations from Netflix or Amazon. For example, "Because you enjoyed The Killers, Netflix thinks you will like The Looney Tunes Golden Collection".

Monday, April 21, 2008

Create your own remote control!

NoviiMedia makes software which you can put on your mobile device to turn it into a universal remote control for your TV, DVD player, Tivo, or sound system. I love it!

My Palm T|X is turning out to be a great investment. It's like having a universal remote, calendar, alarm clock, to-do list, music player, photo storage, deck of cards, phone book, address book, library, note pad, Web browser, and world atlas in my pocket. All except a phone.

Your laptop can do these things except it doesn't fit in your pocket.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dude has over a thousand Netflix friends!

I just made Robowriter a Fave, which means I'm a Fan, not a Friend, since he's a stranger to me. He has rated 13,132 titles on Netflix, written 486 reviews, made 148 lists, and he is 50% similar to me. His reviewer rank is an astonishingly low 14. My favorite thing about Fave Robowriter, is his exhaustive lists in which he categorizes movies very specifically. For example, he's making a list of all movies in which the Wilhelm Scream is used.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


From a comment on my blog, I learned about FeedFlix, a handy place to share your Netflix Queue and reviews with anybody (even if they aren't Netflix members). As far as I can tell, they have less than a hundred users signed up, but if they ever get a substantial number, the data could be really useful. The FeedFlix feature that's most interesting to me is that you can see who else is watching or waiting for the same movies you are. It's totally anonymous. All you have to share is your Netflix Queue RSS feed link, and FeedFlix keeps your page updated. My page is